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Old 8 January 2018, 12:22 AM   #1
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Seamaster Planet Ocean vs 300m Diver

Hi guys, thinking about my next purchase and really love the Seamaster line of watches. I am really edging towards the PO because I love the wrist presence and size of it - keeping in mind that I own a Panerai and am a HUGE fan of those.

But my dilemma is that I would like something that could also be dressed up a bit in a formal setting. I know that the 300m will fit the bill, it is the James Bond watch after all ;) But wondering if it will be the same case regarding the planet ocean.

Any and all input appreciated. Especially if you can make your point with pics :)
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:31 PM   #2
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I’ve been trying to decide between the same 2 watches. I think the Diver 300 in black will dress up better. The PO is an amazing watch though. I gave mine to my son and I miss it. I’m thinking of replacing it.
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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I have the old Seamaster 300M in blue with the wavey blue dial. I was thinking of adding the PO in 39.5M but when I tried it on, the watch was way too thick. The PO is much thicker than the Seamaster Pro. I'm not used to wearing watches that thick so the PO was a no go for me. If Omega just made the watch about 2mm thinner, the PO would replace my 300M.
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Old 9 January 2018, 02:37 AM   #5
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I think the PO could be dressed up, but it will help that cause if you avoid the brightly colored versions (as much as I love them with the all-orange bezel and numerals!).
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Old 9 January 2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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I wear my PO with a suit & tie regularly. I think it fits right in. The secret, in my opinion, is to avoid the versions with the bright, contrasting colors.




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Old 9 January 2018, 11:52 AM   #7
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The Seamaster 300 us no comparison.


Not even close.

PO all the way.
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Old 9 January 2018, 06:05 PM   #8
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Personally I think those slight blings on the SMPc might work better when dressed up, and the thinner case should benefit those tight cuffs... but I never had the chance to find out, yet. :)



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Old 10 January 2018, 02:16 AM   #9
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I would prefer the PO. Way more wrist presence especially considering you're used to wearing a Panerai. While the 300 is beautiful it is too small for my taste.
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Old 10 January 2018, 02:24 AM   #10
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Have always been a fan of the Seamaster. I love the size of the PO and its my daily wearer.

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Old 10 January 2018, 12:46 PM   #11
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PO all day the GMT is such a special version and perfect size





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Old 10 January 2018, 02:39 PM   #12
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i just broke my personal record of 16 seconds. new record stands at 15"86.

sorry to hijack.

if your going to get a dive watch go for the omega planet ocean. if you want something dressy just buy another dress watch they all look the same anyway but the PO looks different
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Old 10 January 2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Do they make that with an Orange bezel-GMT?
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Old 10 January 2018, 04:25 PM   #14
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Having owned both, I think the 300 diver works much better as a dress watch. No one else will care either way tho
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Old 10 January 2018, 11:12 PM   #15
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Do they make that with an Orange bezel-GMT?


Not to my knowledge

They do have one with orange numbers as well as the Goodplanet, and black and white version.




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Old 12 January 2018, 08:28 AM   #16
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Iím generally not a fan of ceramic bezels, but Iíve owned several 45.5mm Planet Ocean models, including a few 8500 series. I found them just a bit too large and heavy for my taste (Iím a big guy and have 8Ē wrists) but Iím attracted to the design.

I recently picked up a black dial 8900 series PO in the new 43.5mm size. Itís perfect and I find it the best looking PO Iíve owned. The polished ceramic dial works well with the Liquidmetal bezel and itís lovely. This size is also ideal, being small enough to comfortably wear with a suit and still having good presence.

Here are some photos, including one for size comparison to my 16600 Sea Dweller and Sinn EZM 1.1

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I made my decision. This is on its way for me!
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Old 12 January 2018, 11:57 AM   #18
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Good choice!
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Old 12 January 2018, 05:07 PM   #19
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I made my decision. This is on its way for me!


Congrats!

The new Omega adjustable clasps can be easily fitted in place of the stock clasp. It gives Glidelock-like adjustability to the Planet Ocean.

On that other forum (the one that starts with a W) there are threads about part numbers. The clasp runs about $150 +/- and you can install it yourself.

Enjoy your new Omega.
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Old 12 January 2018, 06:13 PM   #20
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Congrats!

The new Omega adjustable clasps can be easily fitted in place of the stock clasp. It gives Glidelock-like adjustability to the Planet Ocean.

On that other forum (the one that starts with a W) there are threads about part numbers. The clasp runs about $150 +/- and you can install it yourself.

Enjoy your new Omega.
Thanks!! I will look into that.
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Old 12 January 2018, 07:16 PM   #21
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Iím generally not a fan of ceramic bezels, but Iíve owned several 45.5mm Planet Ocean models, including a few 8500 series. I found them just a bit too large and heavy for my taste (Iím a big guy and have 8Ē wrists) but Iím attracted to the design.

I recently picked up a black dial 8900 series PO in the new 43.5mm size. Itís perfect and I find it the best looking PO Iíve owned. The polished ceramic dial works well with the Liquidmetal bezel and itís lovely. This size is also ideal, being small enough to comfortably wear with a suit and still having good presence.

Here are some photos, including one for size comparison to my 16600 Sea Dweller and Sinn EZM 1.1
Fantastic choice I have the same reference and agree it wears really nicely on the wrist for a relatively larger watch. Can't believe how small the 16600 looks in the comparison photo!
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Old 13 January 2018, 01:32 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I am definitely edging towards the PO. Will try on the 43.5 tomorrow and probably pull the trigger next week.
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